Mary Poppins Returns
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All Critics (9)
| Fresh (5)
| Rotten (4)
| DVD (3)
Corman creates his world completely in the studio, including the grounds outside the manor, a veritable haunted forest of dead trees, ever-present mist hugging the boggy ground, and a pair of creepy gravediggers...
Like most of Corman's Poe films, the script (this one by Charles Beaumont and Ray Russell) borrows little more than the central idea and the title from Poe. This one owes a debt to Gaslight and Diabolique
The picture is hurt by the central casting as well as too much narrative recycling required for this to reach feature length, but a nice plot twist allows the movie to end in somewhat satisfactory style.
The third of the Edgar Allan Poe adaptations directed by Roger Corman and released by AIP, is... the ugly stepchild of the franchise
Ray Milland emotes, by turns, dour gloominess or manic eyeball-spinning through a weak script that bears too little sense and too many similarities to its predecessors, Usher and Pendulum.
Like many of its immediate ilk, this one's stagy and outdated and kinda silly - in other words, good stuff.
Middling Corman spook show.
This is a cool sixties horror movie, I really liked it. This guy is obsessed with finding a way that he can escape from coffins because he's afraid of being buried alive. What a great story for a horror film, right? This is a great movie.
This is a API Film and its an excellent film. Ray Milland plays an excellent part as he did in many movies in the horror film era and was put in front of us during the Drive In Movie era. Ray plays Guy Carell who is obsessed with being buried alive, which makes for the best of plots from the Edgar Allen Poe Short Stories. 4 Stars on this MGM Midnite Double feature films.
Campy, fun Corman classic about a man terrified of being buried alive. I remember my mom having nightmares about this one after she saw it. It is a little creepy, but in a carnival spook-house sort of way.
A weaker Poe movie, where Ray Milland plays a man so afraid of being buried alive, he builds a special escapable crypt for himself - too bad his loved ones want him dead. It would've been weird and comedic to see Vincent Price in the role. Those scary grave diggers were neat-o, but didn't scare me much. I got tired of that song they kept whistling. The cinematography and set pieces were ghoulish, but the contrived happenings just weren't scary or interesting. Yup, much better to watch late at night alone.
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